Download or read book The Magikh Series written by Khalif Aziz and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-06-30 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Black Phoenix is a novel written by thirteen-year-old Khalif Aziz . In the book, the male protagonist, who takes upon the likeness of the author himself, is a young sorcerer whose age is as old as the pyramids. The 5,672-year-old goes through a form of reincarnation in which he dies in one body and begins a new life in the body of either a direct descendant or a relative. As a sorcerer, he constantly battles the forces of Apep, an evil god that wishes to control not only this universe but all others and let chaos tip the balance that all of these universes rely on. Since Khalifaziz is a human, he must do this in secret while still trying to keep up his cover as a regular human. Cara Marino, the character's best friend, never learns of her friends' abilities (she has other friends who have abilities she doesn't know of as well) until the day that she is attacked by a black Bennu, or a black phoenix. Thus begins an adventure in which both magic and science are large players. Cara is the sister of Phineas Marino, a scientist who worked for the government, working on all sorts of top-secret projects. His most important one, a teleport that sends one into any computer's cyberspace and even into the Internet's cyberspace. Knowing that the government would soon want this project, he hid it from everyone except his little sister, Cara. Then another scientist created a virus, and they fused together in order to form Vesteria, an evil being bent on world domination. Cara and Phineas agree to make sure this never happens, seeing as how it was his invention that caused this trouble; however, Phineas can't fulfill his promise, seeing as he is now dead. Cara then decides to do it all on her own, but then she meets a boy named Khalifaziz, a student of the school built in place of the abandoned laboratory where Phineas worked on his machine in secret. Khalifaziz and his friend Matt decide to help Cara fight Vesteria, leaving out the fact that they are both sorcerers. It turns out that they fight Vesteria better than Cara was ever able to. Unfortunately for them, Apep and Vesteria are sick of losing. One day, after Cara is attacked by the phoenix, Vesteria tries to hack Cara's computer systems. When Cara, Matt, and Shadoe, princess of an alien people made completely out of chaotic energy, all go inside the computer, it is revealed that everyone's worst fears have been realized. Vesteria is working for Apep. Suddenly, Khalifaziz and his friends are thrown into a war that they never expected to happen. Now everything has changed. Now they can't afford to lose. Because this time, Apep has a powerful new ally. A combination of science fiction, Egyptology, physics, and magic, The Black Phoenix joins the ranks of global young adult' and children's literature.